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ADENEGAN Kare
Sport Para athletics
NPC Great Britain   
GenderWomen
Age17
Place of BirthCoventry, ENG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T34
Further Personal Information
Residence
Coventry, ENG
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2012 at a wheelchair academy in Coventry, England.
Why this sport?
Although she was unable to play sport at school for health and safety reasons, she was inspired to take up athletics after watching the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. "I didn't really know a lot about wheelchair racing - I'd heard of it before, but I didn't really understand how it all worked. After watching people like [British wheelchair racers] David Weir and Hannah Cockroft compete, that's when I realised that it was actually a sport out there."
Club / Team
Coventry Godiva Harriers: England
Name of coach
Job King [club]; Paula Dunn [national], GBR
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Doha, QAT
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Being selected to attend her first Great Britain training camp. (cswsport.org.uk, 28 Jun 2015)
Hero / Idol
British rower Debbie Flood, British wheelchair racer Anne Wafula-Strike. (friargatecoventry.co.uk, 01 Jan 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I focus on what I'm doing, I focus on competing for myself, I focus on improving myself. I focus on achieving my targets." (paralympic.org, 14 Mar 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she received a Rising Star in Sport Award at the WeAreTheCity awards ceremony in London, England. (recruitingtimes.org, 14 Jul 2017; risingstars.wearethecity.com, 05 Jul 2017)

In 2017 she was presented with a Rotary Young Citizen of the Year award in recognition of her community work. (bablake.com, 14 Apr 2017)

She was named the 2015 Young Sportswoman of the Year by Coventry Solihull and Warwickshire [CSW] Sports in England. (coventry-godiva-harriers.org.uk, 13 Nov 2015)

She received a Talented Athletes Award in 2014 from CSW Sports. (kareadenegan.com, 2015)
Other information
LANDMARK VICTORY
In September 2015 she became the first athlete in seven years to defeat British Paralympian Hannah Cockroft. Adenegan beat her rival in the T34 400m at the 2015 Grand Prix Final in London, England. "It did give me a bit of confidence but I tried not to dwell on that too much because on that day I just focused on my race. If anything, it just taught me that I race the best when I just focus on what I'm doing."
(paralympic.org, 14 Mar 2017; bbc.co.uk, 28 Dec 2015)

YOUNGEST
At age 14 she was the youngest athlete in the British Para athletics squad at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (bbc.co.uk, 28 Dec 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016 100m T34 18.29
3 2016 400m T34 1:01.67
3 2016 800m T34 2:02.47
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2015 100m T34 19.35
3 2015 800m T34 2:09.66
3 2015 400m T34 1:04.78
2 2017 100m T34 18.01
3 2017 800m T34 2:05.76
3 2017 400m T34 1:02.94
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 100m T34 17.38
2 2018 800m T34 2:14.38